Dates for your diary in November & December

Travelling Cribs for Advent. We will again be sending two travelling cribs on a journey round the parish from Advent Sunday (29th November) to Christmas Eve. Everyone is invited to host Mary & Joseph for a night; please sign one of the rota lists or contact Robin, 633307.

St Andrew’s Fair, 10.30am – 1.30pm NEXT Saturday 28th November. Please collect items for the various stalls – raffle, tombola, books, toys, bric-a-brac, etc. Items can be left in the church porch during the week or collection can be arranged. Please sign the lists to show how you can help. For more details please contact Lesley Hudson, 523291 or or Katharine Calvert,

Advent Carol Service by Candlelight, 6.00pm NEXT Sunday 29th November. Book this special service in your diary and bring a friend.

Patronal Festival Eucharist with Baptism, Confirmation & Affirmation of Baptismal Vows, 7.30pm Monday 30th November. Bishop Toby, Bishop of Bradford, will be officiating at this service. Please pray for the candidates: Alison Roland (to be baptised & confirmed), Adam Lee (to be confirmed), Shirley Hoskins and Janine Pickard (to affirm their baptismal faith)

Christmas Carol Service by Candlelight, 4.00pm Sunday 20th December. Please note the time for this service. Book this special service in your diary and bring your friends and family. Children are invited to come dressed as angels, shepherd, wise men or nativity animals. The service will last one hour and will take place in the church.

Church Christmas Cards & Notelets now on sale. Various prices. Sold in aid of church funds.

Editor of The Bridge parish magazine. Lesley Hudson is looking to step down as the editor of our monthly magazine. If you are interested in becoming the new editor please speak with Lesley, 523291 or

New nave altar platform. We are hoping to replace the existing platform with a new solid hardwood platform. Exact details (shape, size, etc) need to be carefully considered; if you would like to be part of a small working group to do this please speak with Robin or Lesley Hudson.

Repair of the church porch roof. The PCC has applied for a faculty for the repair of the porch roof using terne-coated stainless steel. The DAC has recommended the application for approval. The 28-day public consultation period has now ended and the paperwork has been submitted to the Chancellor for consideration.

Pattern of Services – Winter Routine. The Sunday 8.15am Eucharist is now taking place in the Parish Rooms. The Sunday 10am Eucharist, Patronal Festival Eucharist, Advent Carol Service and Christmas Carol Service and other special Christmas services will take place in the church.


Dates for your diary in October & November

Reordering of the central area of the church. The reordering is being carried out by Enoch Harrison & Sons Ltd of Cononley. We are now 2 weeks into the work and it is progressing very well; it is expected to finish this week. Services next Sunday will take place in the chancel and we will then return to the nave for our Harvest Festival on Sunday 11th October.

Church clean following the reordering, Monday 5th – Wednesday 7th October. A deep clean of the church will be required following the reordering work. If you can help during the period Monday 5th to Wednesday 7th October please sign the list on the table.

Tea & Scones and Church Open Summer Season. Today is the last Tea & Scones of this year. Thank you very much to everyone who has helped during the last five months offering generous hospitality to all our visitors.

Kildwick School Harvest Collective Worship, 2.45pm Friday 9th October. All are welcome to join the school community as they gather in church for their collective worship. Refreshments will be served in church from 2.15pm.

Harvest Festival, 10.00am Sunday 11th October. We will celebrate harvest this year with a Family Communion at 10.00am. This year the collections at the morning services and the proceeds from the auction of produce will be in support of Water Aid. The non-perishable produce will go to Skipton Food Bank.

Services on Sunday 18th October. Please note that services will be as follows: 8.15am Holy Communion (Order 2)
10.30am CDFC United Service for One World Week (St Andrew’s, Kildwick) NB. There will not be a 10am service here at Kildwick.

Pilgrim course, ‘The Lord’s Prayer’, w/c 2nd November. The second module of the Pilgrim course will explore the Lord’s Prayer and will take place over 6 weeks. Each module stands alone so there is no requirement to have attended the first module to attend this one. Look out for flyers and invitation cards coming soon.

Vicar’s Stall at the St Andrew’s Fair, Saturday 28th November. Robin will be pleased to receive small gifts (guide price £5) from your holiday trip to sell on his stall at this year’s St Andrew’s Fair.

Patronal Festival with Baptism, Confirmation & Affirmation of Faith, 7.30pm Monday 30th November. Bishop Toby, Bishop of Bradford, will be coming to lead this service. If you are interested in being confirmed or affirming your faith please speak with Robin.

Safe Havens for Christians – global petition. Please sign the petition which calls on governments to increase their efforts to support Syrian and Iraqi Christians facing an existential threat to their survival. Sign the form in church or online at

Collection of non perishable goods for Skipton Food Bank. Please continue to be generous with your support; buy an extra item or two when you go shopping. Items should be placed in the box just inside the church entrance. (Note: tinned items only, please.)

Theft of lead from the church porch roof. During the night of Wednesday 19th August the lead was stripped from the church porch roof. A temporary tarpaulin sheet has been put in place to prevent water getting into the porch. Discussions are taking place with the DAC and our architect about the most appropriate way to repair the damage.